"Half of UK carbon emissions are produced by work activity. Workplaces burn energy, consume resources and generate waste and travel." Greening the Workplace, TUC Workplace Manual 2012
On these pages you'll find news, tips and useful information, campaigns and PCS policy on green issues such as climate change, energy, waste and recycling.
We believe that green or sustainable workplaces should also take on board wider issues such as ethical investment, fair trade and workers' rights.
Local resident Bob Tennant made a valiant last ditch legal attempt to stop fracking at Preston New Road. If you can help make a contribution to his legal costs, please support via his crowdfunding page.
Cuadrilla may have started drilling at Preston New Road but the fight goes on. Already several tremors have occurred forcing activities to be halted. For updates on protests and Cuadrilla's operation follow Frack Free Lancashire and Drill or Drop.
Climate Demo - 1 December 2018
The Campaign Agaist Climate Change Trade Union Group - Together for Climate Justice
This December in Poland, countries will negotiate the crucial next steps to keep the Paris climate deal on the rails. In October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said we have just twelve years to stablise global warming at 1.5 degrees celsius. Therefore is important the people put pressure on their governments to take the rapid and transformational steps required for a zero carbon economy. It's peope - workers and their families - that will face the worse impacts. We need to demand a sustinable and just future for everyone that's protects all workers and their communities.
Assemble from 12pm near the Polish Embassy - see Facebook for further details.
Or Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Group webpage here.
Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre say no to fracking; yes to climate jobs
PCS, the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) and climate/environmental allies are starting work on a plan for climate jobs as an alternative to fracking.
In the coming months, we will work with trade unionists, academics, campaigners and anyone who wants to get involved in developing the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre climate jobs plan - a plan that gives all workers a pay rise and a real future. Find out more or volunteer to get involved, contact Green@pcs.org.uk.
Find out more about PCS's green work and sign up to the green e-news updates
PCS is part of a growing movement demanding economic, social, and environmental justice for workers and communities for unionised zero carbon economy.
There are many ways to get involved on climate issues: at the workplace becoming a green rep, raising through trades councils and anti-cuts groups, attending meetings and joining local campaigns.
If you're thinking of becoming a PCS green rep, or you are new to the role, contact email@example.com to find out how the union can support you in your role. This includes putting you in touch with other green reps in your region.
To find out more about PCS's green work and to sign-up to the PCS green e-news bulletin, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.